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Table 53. Percent and standard error for public elementary school visual arts specialists reporting that they participated in various activities related to teaching, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Common planning period with regular classroom teachers Common planning period with other arts specialists at this school Consulting with classroom teachers
to help them integrate visual arts into a lesson
or unit of study taught
by the classroom teacher
Consulting with other teachers to integrate another subject into a visual arts lesson or unit of study that is taught by the visual arts specialist Collaborating with other teachers on designing
and teaching an interdisciplinary lesson
or unit of study that includes visual arts
Sharing ideas about teaching with other teachers outside your assigned school(s) Visiting classrooms
of colleagues
who teach visual arts
Participating in site-based
management or school improvement teams or leadership councils
Providing input
in the preparation of Individual Education
Plans (IEPs) for students with special needs
Teaching visual arts
through virtual field
trips using technology
Percent Standard
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All public elementary school
visual arts specialists
35 (1.7) 46 (2.0) 69 (1.7) 76 (1.5) 58 (2.4) 81 (1.5) 40 (2.0) 52 (1.8) 41 (1.6) 38 (1.8)
                                         
Enrollment size                                        
Less than 300 35 (4.5) 31 (4.0) 71 (4.3) 76 (3.8) 58 (5.3) 79 (3.4) 41 (4.5) 49 (4.0) 40 (4.6) 45 (5.1)
300 to 499 34 (2.5) 46 (3.0) 69 (2.9) 77 (2.3) 55 (3.6) 77 (2.3) 32 (2.7) 51 (2.6) 41 (2.6) 37 (2.5)
500 or more 35 (2.7) 54 (3.3) 68 (2.2) 75 (2.8) 59 (3.1) 85 (2.1) 47 (2.9) 56 (2.8) 40 (2.4) 37 (2.7)
Community type                                        
City 41 (3.2) 47 (3.9) 70 (3.2) 73 (3.0) 58 (4.1) 79 (3.1) 42 (3.7) 53 (4.1) 41 (3.4) 35 (3.0)
Suburban 31 (3.6) 53 (2.8) 68 (3.1) 77 (3.1) 58 (3.5) 80 (2.8) 40 (3.0) 50 (3.5) 38 (2.7) 39 (3.0)
Town 28 (5.0) 41 (5.0) 63 (4.9) 74 (4.9) 52 (5.5) 78 (4.5) 34 (4.4) 57 (5.2) 42 (5.7) 42 (4.8)
Rural 35 (2.8) 37 (3.4) 71 (2.5) 79 (2.9) 59 (3.3) 83 (2.6) 41 (3.6) 52 (3.4) 43 (3.2) 39 (2.9)
Region                                        
Northeast 34 (3.6) 49 (4.0) 74 (3.6) 75 (3.3) 62 (3.8) 79 (3.0) 37 (3.5) 47 (3.3) 42 (3.0) 41 (3.9)
Southeast 32 (3.3) 41 (2.9) 68 (3.6) 82 (2.6) 58 (3.7) 87 (2.7) 46 (3.3) 56 (3.4) 42 (3.5) 42 (3.0)
Central 31 (2.4) 44 (3.0) 63 (3.4) 72 (3.0) 53 (3.3) 78 (2.6) 34 (3.2) 51 (3.0) 39 (2.9) 33 (3.6)
West 48 (4.2) 50 (4.8) 74 (4.0) 76 (3.5) 59 (4.9) 78 (3.6) 47 (4.2) 58 (4.4) 40 (4.3) 41 (3.9)

Percent combined
enrollment of Black and
other races/ethnicities
1
                                       
Less than 6 percent 37 (3.8) 39 (4.3) 72 (3.1) 79 (3.5) 57 (3.8) 80 (3.2) 39 (4.2) 52 (3.9) 39 (3.6) 41 (4.5)
6 to 20 percent 23 (2.8) 47 (3.8) 65 (3.3) 71 (3.5) 57 (3.4) 76 (3.0) 36 (3.3) 49 (3.5) 44 (4.2) 38 (3.8)
21 to 49 percent 35 (3.4) 47 (4.4) 65 (3.7) 77 (2.7) 52 (3.5) 83 (2.8) 39 (3.7) 48 (4.1) 40 (3.5) 38 (4.0)
50 percent or more 43 (3.3) 49 (3.6) 73 (2.7) 78 (2.7) 63 (3.3) 83 (2.1) 44 (3.3) 58 (3.1) 40 (3.3) 37 (2.7)
Percent of students
eligible for free or
reduced-price lunch
                                       
0 to 25 percent 30 (3.1) 51 (3.3) 66 (3.5) 75 (3.3) 59 (3.2) 79 (2.6) 40 (3.2) 50 (3.6) 43 (3.3) 41 (3.5)
26 to 50 percent 36 (3.4) 46 (3.5) 67 (3.0) 75 (3.0) 54 (4.0) 82 (3.0) 37 (3.4) 50 (2.7) 41 (3.3) 41 (4.4)
51 to 75 percent 34 (2.8) 41 (3.5) 68 (2.6) 73 (3.5) 56 (4.1) 79 (3.5) 35 (3.3) 51 (3.4) 34 (3.6) 32 (2.8)
76 percent or more 41 (3.6) 45 (4.0) 77 (3.2) 82 (2.6) 62 (4.0) 82 (2.8) 49 (4.5) 63 (3.6) 44 (3.7) 40 (3.7)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Visual Arts Specialists,” FRSS 102VA, 2009-10.

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